Arsenal Sign Switzerland Captain

Arsenal have completed the signing of Juventus Defender, Stephanie Lichsteiner on a free transfer.

The Switzerland International is the first signing under new coach, Unai Emery.

Lichsteiner spent seven years with Juventus before joining Arsenal after his contract expired.

The 34-year-old is the captain of the Switzerland National team, he won seven league titles with Juventus.

Emery told the club website: ‘Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to our squad. He’s a player with great quality with a very positive and determined attitude. Stephan will improve us on and off the pitch.’

Lichsteiner expressed his excitement after completing his medical

‘Happy and honoured to be a Gunner! Will work hard and passionately day in and day out to achieve our sporting objectives and to win trophies with this great club!’

Lichstenier has been given the no 12 jersey and he will slug it out with Hector Bellerin for a spot in the right back position.